Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Crafts and Activities
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is still my son’s favorite book. It’s so cute to listen to him try to read the book by himself (he’s 2 1/2). It’s a must read if you have never read it. It has a song-like rhyming to it as it goes through the letters of the alphabet. If you’ve ever heard any of the songs that match this book, you already know how easy it is for it to be stuck in your head for a long time! When my brother visited us, he left knowing the words to the song version we listen to while driving.
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Coconut Tree Craft
I made a coconut tree for my son to glue on to reddish-pink construction paper by cutting a simple tree truck, coconuts, and leaves. He added letter stickers climbing the tree like in the story.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Magnet Activity
Using our dry erase magnet board, I drew a coconut tree. If you do not have a dry erase boards you could make or print a coconut tree to hand on the refrigerator.
As I read the book, my son placed his alphabet magnets on and then took them off the way it is told in the story.
We both loved this activity! Besides learning, it made a great bonding experience.
The Leap Frog Magnets are one of our top 5 best toy purchases ever as they are inexpensive and one of the most used toys by both my kids. It is still in great condition 5 1/2 years later! It plays the alphabet song and also pronounces each letter that is placed in the empty space. The song it uses when saying and pronouncing each letter and sound is so catchy! It definitely helped both kids learn their alphabet sounds.
See our Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 post here.
Good thinking to use the magnets to retell the story!
I love his coconut tree! And the idea of using the magnets with the story is awesome!
Retelling the story with magnets is so cool.
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Thanks for joining WMCIR! We loved this book when Anna was younger and I really liked both of your extension ideas.
What a fun way to bring the story to life.
Fun! We did our own version of this…but we made a footprint tree. You can see it at http://livelearnlove226.blogspot.com/2010/01/chicka-chicka-boom-boom.html